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Friday, Feb. 12, 2016SearchArchiveEnglishChineseJapaneseFrenchSpanishRussianArabicKoreaGermanPortugueseHomeOpinionsBusinessMilitaryWorldSocietyCultureTravelScienceSportsSpecial CoveragePhotoVideoEnglishChina SocietyTaiwan quake death toll rises to 94(Xinhua)    10:53, February 12, 2016Rescuers search for survivors at a collapsed building in Tainan City, southeast Chinas Taiwan, Feb. 8, 2016. (Xinhua)TAIPEI, Feb. 12--The death toll from the earthquake that struck southern Taiwan on Saturday had climbed to 94 as of 10:50 Friday, with about 30 people still missing.The collapse of the 16-storey Wei Guan building in Tainan city, the most seriously damaged, accounted for 92 of the deaths, according to an official update on the casualties.Rescuers said chances for finding out survivors from the dismantled building were becoming slim, but searching efforts would continue.The quake, which the China Earthquake Administration said had a magnitude of 6.7, hit Kaohsiung city at 3:57 a.m. Beijing Time on Saturday, just two days ahead of the Lunar New Year. Local monitoring authorities put the scale of the quake at 6.4.Friday was the seventh day since the earthquake occurred.Leading political figures including Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou and Taiwan leader-elect Tsai Ing-wen would go to Tainan city to attend mourning ceremonies.(For the latest China news, Please follow Peoples Daily on Twitter and Facebook)(Editor:Wang Ao,Bianji)Add your comment/* * * CONFIGURATION VARIABLES: EDIT BEFORE PASTING INTO YOUR WEBPAGE * * */var shortname=window.location.host;var disqus_shortname=;var disqus_identifier=;if (shortname==en.people.cn){disqus_shortname=enpeople;disqus_identifier = 9015815;}/* * * DONT EDIT BELOW THIS LINE * * */(function() {var dsq = document.createElement(script); dsq.type = text/javascript; dsq.async = true;dsq.src = // + disqus_shortname + .disqus.com/embed.js;(document.getElementsByTagName(head)[0] || document.getElementsByTagName(body)[0]).appendChild(dsq);})();Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.Related readingTaiwan Arrests Developer of Toppled Building in QuakeDeath toll of Taiwan quake rises to 41Taiwan quake death toll rises to 40, eventual toll could likely top 100Four rescued two days after Taiwan quakeTaiwan quake death toll rises to 37Man rescued 56 hours after Taiwan quakeXi grieves over Taiwan quake, vows aidTaiwan quake death toll rises to 35Taiwan quake death toll rises to 33, mainland vows aidSix children among 23 killed in Taiwan earthquakeWe RecommendHave you ever taken these beautiful subways in China?
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